A Guide to demand-driven agricultural research


W. Heemskerk, N. Lema, D. Guindo, C. Schouten, Z. Semgalawe, H. Verkuijl, Bart de Steenhuijsen Piters, P. Penninkhoff

Agricultural research and extension in sub-Sahara Africa have been subject to repeated organisational and institutional reforms during the last few decades. Donors and central governments were the main drivers of reorganisation and re-structuring processes. Mostly “blueprints” based on “western” models were applied; although sometimes a perceived lack of impact was given as the rationale, the actual reasons for change were often of an ambiguous nature.